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With Nibali in command, Tour is about 2nd place

Decked out in a yellow jersey again, Nibali leaves Tour de France rivals vying for 2nd place
Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press

BERGERAC, France - Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.

The Italian, who has all but won the yellow jersey, cruised to the finish in Stage 19 in the rain-splattered pack behind the Lithuanian's breakaway. Only a mishap of the highest order during Saturday's time trial would deny Nibali victory in Paris on Sunday.

Sam Raimi announces planned 'The Last of Us' film

Sam Raimi, Screen Gems announce production of 'The Last of Us' film based on hit video game
Line Withheld, The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - "The Last of Us" video game is becoming a film.

Filmmaker Sam Raimi and the game's author, Neil Druckmann, announced the planned adaptation Friday at Comic-Con.

The 2013 action-adventure horror game follows a young woman, Ellie, as she navigates a post-apocalyptic United States plagued by sickness and zombie-like cannibals.

Raimi will produce the film and Druckmann is writing the script. The director and cast have not yet been announced.

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

A missile launcher, a passenger jet: What happened the day Flight 17 went down?
Yuras Karmanau And Peter Leonard, The Associated Press

SNIZHNE, Ukraine - It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometres) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for Gaza protest

Malaysian cyclist reprimanded for "Save Gaza" protest during Commonwealth Games race
Rob Harris, The Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland - A Malaysian cyclist at the Commonwealth Games who wore gloves with "Save Gaza" written on them has been reprimanded by his team and warned he will be expelled if he does it again.

Azizulhasni Awang competed in the men's sprint on Thursday wearing gloves that had the word "Save" written across knuckles on one hand and "Gaza" over the other. Awang's fists featuring the message were held up to cameras after the race, which took him into the quarterfinals.

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

France recovers black box from Air Algerie wreckage site in Mali; no survivors
Elaine Ganley And Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press

PARIS - French soldiers have secured a black box from the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that went down in a desolate region of restive northern Mali, the French president said Friday.

Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.

Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

France recovers black box from Air Algerie wreckage site in Mali; no survivors
Elaine Ganley And Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press

PARIS - French soldiers have secured a black box from the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that went down in a desolate region of restive northern Mali, the French president said Friday.

Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather.

Australia readies 90 police for Ukraine crash site

Australia close to finalizing deal with Ukraine to send police to secure Malaysian crash site
Kristen Gelineau, The Associated Press

SYDNEY - Australia is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the Malaysian plane crash site as part of a multinational team, the Australian prime minister said Friday.

Australia has 90 federal police officers in Europe ready to be deployed to the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. Some of the officers could be armed, and would be accompanied by members of Australia's defence force, he said.

No survivors in Air Algerie crash: French president

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash
Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press

PARIS - French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.

Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

No survivors in Air Algerie crash: French president

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash
Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press

PARIS - French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.

Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.

Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard WDs from Citi Open

Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard withdraws from Citi Open
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard of Canada withdrew Thursday from the Citi Open next week.

Tournament officials didn't provide a reason for Bouchard's decision to pull out of the Washington event. She hasn't played on tour since losing to Petra Kvitova in the final at Wimbledon on July 5.

Ranked No. 7 in the world, the 20-year-old from Westmount, Que., has made three previous appearances in the Washington event.

Wimbledon semifinalist Lucie Safarova will replace Bouchard as the Citi Open's top seed.

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